Human Resources Manager

Gardena, California, United States Full-time

Job Description

Polar Power Inc., founded in 1979, a leading manufacturer of Solar Hybrid power systems, DC generators, and renewable energy systems is seeking dynamic Human Resource Manager to lead and manage our organizations growth. Our product solutions provide reliable low-cost energy for telecommunications, marine and military applications. Our products combine our proprietary DC generator technology with solar technology to provide lower emission solutions to our customers worldwide. We design, manufacture and distribute our proprietary products at our manufacturing plant located in Gardena, California.  Polar Power is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol POLA.


Overall responsibility of recruiting, improving and implementing organizations policies, programs and practices through planning, evaluating, and training of all employees. Offer leadership regarding organizational and people-related strategy and execution. Implement overall HR strategy for acquiring, growing, and retaining talent to meet business objectives. Help establish baseline measures around recruiting efficiency & effectiveness to drive resource planning and help influence improvements in productivity and employee morale.

Administers benefits programs such as life, health, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and employee assistance. Advise leadership team on organizational structure, company culture, risk management and HR related matters. Provide leadership and expertise in the following areas: career planning, performance management, compensation and rewards, employee relations, learning and development, recognition programs and strategic development.

Manage leadership development and succession planning. Oversee HR programs and processes in compliance with local, state, federal/country regulations. Implements and annually updates compensation program; rewrites job descriptions as necessary; conducts annual salary surveys and develops merit pool.

Develops, recommends, update and implements personnel policies and procedures; prepares and maintains Employee handbook on policies and procedures; performs benefits administration to include claims resolution.


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 ·        Maintains the work structure by updating job requirements and job descriptions for all positions.

·        Maintains organizational staff by establishing a recruiting, testing, and interviewing program; counselling managers on candidate selection, conducting and analyzing exit interviews; recommending changes in organizations policies, programs and practices.

·        Uses social networking tools for attracting talent to the organization.

·        Prepares employees for growth opportunities within the company by establishing and monitoring employee skills improvement through counselling and training programs.

·        Conducts periodic pay surveys, scheduling and conducting performance evaluations; recommends, plans and  implements pay structure revisions.

·        Ensures planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee skills by training managers to coach and discipline  employees; schedules regular conferences between management and employees; hearing and resolution of  employee grievances; counseling, training employees and supervisors or then current policies and practices.

·         Administers benefits programs such as life, health, pension plans, vacation, sick leave, leave of absence, and  employee assistance.

·        Manages Payroll for the organization with guidance from VP, Finance. Maintains accurate time records and  report payroll data to outside agencies. Assist in bidding with payroll agencies, insurance firms and other  benefit program vendors

·        Designs and conducts organization wide safety training program to ensure compliance to policies and  practices.

·        Ensures legal compliance by monitoring and implementing applicable human resource federal and state  requirements; conducting investigations; maintaining records and representing the organization at hearings.  Possesses detail understanding of current labor laws and OSHA regulations.

·         Develops and updates management guidelines by preparing, updating, and recommending human resource    policies and procedures.

·         Develops and implements educational workshops and seminars to continuously improve employee’s skills,      productivity and organizational growth. Counsels employees on future growth opportunities through              identification of training programs.

·         Regularly communicates job results to employees by counseling and disciplining employees; maintains,        improves and monitors organizations skills inventory to meet current and future needs.

·        Monitors and maintains organizations risk management compliance to federal, state and corporate requirements.



·        Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

·        Minimum of 5 years experience as Human Resource Manager in a 100+ employee organization.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills to effectively function as the organizations primary person to continuously improve organizations skills.

·        Ability to work effectively with all levels of management and employees.

·        Strong problem solving skills and sound business judgement to address current and future human resource development.

·        Proven track record in safety excellence.

·        Demonstrated high level of integrity and ethical behavior.

·        Demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.



·        Work Experience in multi-national corporations

·        Public speaking – Seminars, job fairs

·        Experience in recruiting high level management and technical personal such as Mechanical, Electrical Engineers in electromechanical and renewable energy fields

·        PHR or SPHR or equivalent Certification preferred.



·        Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel and PowerPoint

·        Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills

·        Well organized and detail oriented



·        Medical, Paid Vacation, Sick and Holiday Pay

·        Work Schedule – Regular hours 8 am to 5:00 pm


Equal Employment Opportunity

Polar Power Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, medical condition or disability, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Career Level Required Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)
Experience Required 5+ to 7 Years
Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Job Type Employee
Job Status Full Time

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